David Woodruff, 1st Assistant Coach
Last year as head coach for Youngstown State we were 17-15 and went to the CIT Tourney. But at 63, I realized that I really preferred handling player development rather than the many varied roles of a head coach. So when the job came open here with Coach Aura, I jumped ship. Getting a chance to work with the talent level on the Eagles has been a blast. The past month of practice went smoothly. Now we’re ready to start the season.
Turns out all 3 guys BC recruited last season will be starting. All 3 were impressive but of course are still learning our sets and getting accustomed to playing together. Hopefully their talent will override that deficit early this season until they gain sufficient experience.
C-Courtland Reese, 6’9” freshman: looked good in practice, good inside scorer, strong rebounder, solid defense.
SF-Sam Dickens, 6’8” freshman: scores well from inside and mid-range, great rebounder, very strong defensively.
PG-Josh McFadgon, 6’1” junior (JC transfer): good passer and ball handler, can score well from mid and long range, good rebounder for a guard, able defender.
The two repeat starters are:
SG-James Lilly, 6’0” junior: very good scorer from outside but also drives well, exceptional rebounder for his size, great defender who gets a lot of steals and blocks, good passer.
PF-Marvin Reese, 6’6’ junior: played both PF and SF last season, shoots well from all over the floor, good rebounder, solid defensively.
Guards: Willis Lofton will be coming off the bench rather than starting this season. Jon Ray, Samuel King, and Jason Dunn also provide good depth.
SF: Michael Millford and Earl Betts again will be good subs.
Interior: Jason Caldwell will be a reserve instead of a starter, Steve Ross again will be a trusted sub. Dickens, Millford, and Betts can also fill in at PF.
The media has picked us to finish in 9th place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but I think we have the talent to finish well up in the top half of the standings.
I had to have spent legitimately like 400 hours on my first OOTP save, been hooked ever since. I like the creativity text sims allow you when it comes to editing and customizing teams. Console sports games don't have that luxury most of the time.